Updating airport firmware

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I've used Airport Extremes and Airport Expresses for eight years, and the firmware updates during that time have always been automatically detected, easily installed, and have not needed reverting.

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If you’re using your base station to share a hard drive on your network, you must make sure that none of the devices on your network are currently using that drive because the update process causes your Air Port and its network services to become temporarily unavailable.

More details about KRACK and Broadpwn are available in our earlier posts.

Air Port Base Station Firmware Available for: Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce reuse in WPA unicast/PTK clients (Key Reinstallation Attacks – KRACK) Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of state transitions. CVE-2017-13077: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-Distri Net group at KU Leuven CVE-2017-13078: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-Distri Net group at KU Leuven Air Port Base Station Firmware Available for: Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Impact: An attacker in Wi-Fi range may force nonce reuse in WPA multicast/GTK clients (Key Reinstallation Attacks – KRACK) Description: A logic issue existed in the handling of state transitions. CVE-2017-13080: Mathy Vanhoef of the imec-Distri Net group at KU Leuven Air Port Base Station Firmware Available for: Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Impact: An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip Description: A memory corruption issue was addressed with improved memory handling.

If you see a numbered red badge next to the name of your base station, hit it for details.

On Mac, the details view shows an Update button when a new firmware is available.

Apple has released firmware updates for the current Air Port Extreme and Air Port Time Capsule base stations with 802.11ac Wi-Fi (these tower-like models receive Firmware Update 7.7.9), as well as older Air Port Express, Air Port Extreme, and Air Port Time Capsule models with 802.11n Wi-Fi (Firmware Update 7.6.9).

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